Archive for the 'plans' Category

Contest to design a new MyChores logo!

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

A major new version of MyChores is in the works and i’d like to have a new logo to go with it. Since i have very little design skill i’ve decided to open it up as a contest. Design your logo, submit it, and everyone will have an opportunity to vote for their favourite!
Here’s how [...]

Improved registration process

Monday, May 5th, 2008

Last week i made OpenID registration easier; today i have made traditional registration easier, using reCAPTCHA.
No more entering ‘H6a38G’ or whatever code it was that i mangled in the GIMP several years ago! I had quite a few emails about that, from people who couldn’t read the code and there was no alternative. Now we [...]

Awesomeness on its way!

Saturday, April 26th, 2008

I am very excited about some enhancements coming very soon! Firstly, let me tell you about something i released last month but kept quiet about it: in-place editing. You can now edit a task’s title and due date from your workload list without going to the edit page. It needs a setting activated in Preferences [...]

Happy 2008!

Tuesday, January 1st, 2008

Wishing you all a very happy year. MyChores has lots of exciting plans for this year, including Facebook and Flickr integration, more RSS feeds, a better API, and translations into other languages!
I have added MyChores to - a site for promoting other websites especially new ones. I know we’re not that new anymore, but [...]

MyChores for Kids

Sunday, November 11th, 2007

Just to say i have made a good start on MCK (MyChores for Kids) today and it’s coming on quite nicely! I think there’s a chance we might have it by the end of the year! ;) Seriously, it has taken me a long time to get around to it, but i’ve been doing a [...]

New options

Saturday, November 10th, 2007

Two new things are available today: an easier way to delete multiple tasks at once, and the option to leave MyChores. Not that i want anyone to leave, but i think people are more likely to trust a site that they know they can leave whenever they want to. I guess it also allows people [...]

Change tracking

Saturday, October 6th, 2007

I have set up a spreadsheet as a simple way of tracking changes. both planned and implemented.
Thanks to the magic of Google Docs, you can view the spreadsheet here:
Have a look to see some of the ideas in the pipeline! :)


Monday, August 27th, 2007

Tonight marks the beginning of a shift towards full globalisation on MyChores (globalization if you’re in America!)
All pages now send a UTF8 header to your browser, and all tables in the database have been converted to UTF8. I have tested it pretty thoroughly to ensure that no data was lost in the process, but if [...]

A new idea in the pipeline

Sunday, August 19th, 2007

Sorry if the move to WordPress caused loads of old entries to flood your RSS feed. I wondered if that might happen.
Just to say, i have been thinking of a couple of new things for MyChores, one of which is tips. Any member will be able submit cleaning tips which they might have picked up [...]

More OpenID news

Saturday, June 2nd, 2007

I am pleased to report that MyChores Mobile now allows OpenID login. In keeping with the ‘minimum administration’ aspect of MyChores Mobile, you cannot register there with OpenID, nor can you associate your account with an OpenID; those things have to be done on the main MyChores site. (The real reason is because it would [...]